I haven’t worked since May of 2015. The company has had me on Leave of Absence for these past fourteen months, which is bloody nice of them. Now, almost nine months post-fusion, I decided that risking reinjury or a new injury wasn’t worth it. So I resigned/retired today. Turns out my disability claim will continue to be paid until the insurer considers me fit to work. Their consideration is independent of my employment status.

The resigning part was easy. It was just a phone call, a very cordial phone call. But the real story of today was taking care of my stepmother after her fall from a treadmill at the Y. I will share that tomorrow. Lest the suspense kill you, she is OK, some stitches are there, but she’s OK.